July 14, 2017/Press

Media Advisory: One Texas Resistance Rally and Day of Action on July 18

AUSTIN, TX – On the first day of the Special Session, Texas’s leading progressive organizations and the Texas Democratic Party will rally at the Texas Capitol. The One Texas Resistance coalition will confront Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s dangerous agenda and call for real solutions championed by the Senate and House Democrats.

Texas Democratic Party Executive Director Crystal K. Perkins issued the following statement:

“The Texas Republicans’ agenda has put our families in peril.

“While the economy has plummeted from 3rd to 21st, Texas Republicans have ignored the real solutions critical for all Texas families. That’s why Texans are joining the One Texas Resistance and showing up in force at their Texas Capitol.

“We are one Texas and we will not be divided by fear-mongering politicians, fringe issues, and nonsense.”

What is One Texas Resistance?

One Texas Resistance is comprised of progressive and justice-oriented advocates, focused on building the collective power of our movement in Texas and in the state legislature. Together, these organizations have committed to: empowering new advocates, knocking on doors, and calling on elected officials to demand their attention every day of this Special Session and beyond.

What: One Texas Resistance Rally and Day of Action

Who: Texas Progressive Organizations

ACLU of Texas

The Afiya Center

Equality Texas

Human Rights Campaign

Indivisibleatx

Indivisible #TXLege

The Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity

NARAL Pro-Choice Texas

Pantsuit Republic

Planned Parenthood Texas Votes

Planned Parenthood Summer of Defiance Austin

Progress Texas

Shift.

Travis County Democratic Party

Texas Democratic Party

Texas Equal Access Fund – TEA Fund

Texas Freedom Network

Texas League of Conservation Voters

Transgender Education Network of Texas

United We Dream – Houston

Voto Latino

Whole Woman’s Health

Workers Defense Action Fund


When: Tuesday, July 18, 2018 at 1:00 PM CDT

(Tentative Schedule Below)

  • 10:00-11:30am – Activist Training in the Reagan Bldg (R. 140)

  • 1:00pm- Rally on the TX Capitol south steps

  • 2:00pm- Direct action inside the TX Capitol

  • 4:00pm- Happy Hour at Scholz Garten


Where: Texas Capitol South Steps

1100 Congress Ave

Austin, TX 78704

For more information, view the Facebook event here

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